Montpelier Community Nursery, London N19

Montpelier Community Nursery London, English School Building Design

Montpelier Community Nursery

Brecknock Road Building, N19, England, UK – design by AY Architects

26 Sep 2013

Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner in 2013

10 Sep 2013

Montpelier Community Nursery in London

Design: AY Architects

Nursry School in North London

Location: Brecknock Road, London N19

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photos : Nick Kane

The school takes the form of a pavilion opening on to a part-sheltered play area with a park beyond.

The selection of materials is a key part of the scheme’s success. The black stained Siberian larch sits inconspicuously in the trees and contrasts with the white-washed internal woodwork. All the details are well controlled, from exposed conduits to the selection of nursery furniture and material finishes. Simple decisions made for an all-encompassing education experience: thoughtful pushchair stores and recessed entrances takes some of the madness out of drop-off and pick-up times; the door on to the park allows quiet surveillance; and there is a seamless link to the outer play area and garden.

Montpelier Community Nursery London – Building Information

Title: Montpelier Community Nursery
Location: Brecknock Road, London N19
Architect: AY Architects
Client: Camden Community Nurseries
Contractor: Forest Gate Construction Co
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Services Engineer: King Shaw Associates
Contract Value: £429,000
Date of completion: Apr 2012
Gross internal area: 136 sqm

Montpelier Community Nursery images / information from RIBA

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlisted – 10 Sep 2013


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